Just over a year on from the destruction of The Shield, this article is going to take a look into how Dean Ambrose career has progressed after leaving the group.
A little over a year ago, the night after Payback, Seth Rollins turned on his Shield brothers. Attacking them both with a chair, joining Triple H and The Authority. This was something that didn't sit well with Ambrose, as he embarked on a crusade to get revenge on Rollins.
Ambrose spent the first few weeks after The Shield broke up chasing after Rollins, trying to get his hands on the greasy turncoat at any and every chance they could with varying degrees of success.
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Chasing after Rollins and threatening to interfere in the Money in the Bank ladder match led to him being entered into the match, at Rollins request so that he could 'keep an eye on him'.
It looked like Ambrose was going to win the match, until Corporate Kane decided to get involved. He pulled him off the ladder and helped Rollins up the other side to claim the briefcase. Infuriating Ambrose even more.
Their rivalry ramped up over the next few months. At the start of August, we saw Ambrose steal the Money in the Bank briefcase, before comically leaving it on a table for Seth Rollins to get covered in slime when he opened it.
Rollins stepped the rivalry up quite a few notches a few weeks later on Monday Night Raw, when he Curb Stomped Dean Ambrose's head through cinder blocks, putting him on the shelf for a number of weeks.
They had the final match of their rivalry at Hell in a Cell, however before we could see who would win the match. It looked like it was going the way of the lunatic fringe until Bray Wyatt decided to step in and take Ambrose out with a Sister Abigail.
This sparked a rivalry between Ambrose and Wyatt over the next few months which provided us with some utterly amazing high risk matches. They battled in many matches with dangerous stipulations pulling out all of the stops to entertain the crowd, a thoroughly entertaining band of fights.
After this rivalry Ambrose moved on to title ambitions, he set his sights on the Intercontinental Championship and for a number of weeks stated his intention to take the title from Wade Barrett.
The lunatic fringe managed to get a couple of non-title victories over BNB, however this meant that when it came to convincing the champion to give him a shot at his title he had to use some rather unorthodox methods.
Eventually Ambrose managed to find a way to get Barrett to sign the contract and they went on to their match at Fastlane, which as I mentioned in an article the other day, ended in Ambrose getting disqualified and stealing the title.
After failing to win the IC title at the ladder match at WrestleMania, Ambrose set his sights on a bigger title, one recently captured by Seth Rollins.
Ambrose faced Rollins in a number of matches over the next few weeks, and thought he had won the title after he pinned Rollins during a title match, only for Rollins to then be DQ'd for pushing the referee.
They had their final showdown at Money in the Bank, in a ladder match, which in my opinion dragged on for way to long although it was a great match. Rollins once again came out on top.
So overall over the last year it appears that Ambrose has been the least successful of the three coming away from The Shield.
However with the amount of support the unstable superstar receives from the fans I don't think this will be the case for too much longer.